For my 6th grade art curriculum, I focus on art across culture, time and place. The lessons picture below include Egypt (Canopic Jars), Japan (Daruma), China (Lanterns and Dragons), India (Mehndi Designs) and Mexico (Black light Dia de los Muertos paintings). With the exception of the last project metioned, these pieces were all created during the second half of the year.
Looking back on the work, I hope that I can collaborate more with the 6th grade Social Studies teacher so that maybe I can teach some my art lessons at the same time the students are learning the material in class. Also, I did not cover Ancient Greece as much as I wanted to. While I am thinking about it, I think I would like to use a 'travel' theme for 6th grade, maybe stamp passports, send postcards...link up with classrooms in some other countries...maybe through Artist Trading Cards...just a few ideas I am thinking about.
I definitely think that the Peace Mural project that I did my first year at IMS would tie in with my 6th grade curriculum, as well as the Lions Club Peace poster contest, and the Pinwheels for Peace project...would like to revisit these next year.
Just some thoughts...